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Meadows Center head receives Lifetime Achievement for conservation

Andrew Sansom
Andrew Sansom

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
May 23, 2016

Andrew Sansom, executive director at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, was awarded the Bob Armstrong Award for Lifetime Achievement in Conservation at the second Annual Shoal Creek Awards.

The award ceremony is hosted by the Shoal Creek Conservancy and recognizes individuals for outstanding conservation efforts in Texas and across the state. Sansom was chosen for his career of conservation leadership, service and accomplishments as executive director of The Meadows Center, former director of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and former executive director of the Nature Conservancy of Texas.

Sansom has dedicated his life to environmental conservation and has been instrumental in the implementation of a number of significant programs, including founding of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation and adding more than 500,000 acres to the state parks and wildlife management areas.

About The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment was named following a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation in August 2012. The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment is dedicated to environmental research, stewardship, education and service. It is led by renowned conservationist Andrew Sansom.